Smolarek Named NEAC Player of the Week

Release Date:
January 6, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College women’s basketball player Amanda Smolarek (Villa Maria/Lancaster, NY) has been named the North Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 4, 2004.

The senior forward averaged 13 points, 10 rebounds and three steals in the Lady Hawks win over Lake Erie College on Dec. 18 and loss at New York University on Dec. 20.

The NEAC honor is the second for Smolarek this season.

The women’s basketball team (4-5) returns to action tonight at 6 p.m. against Fredonia State College in the Hafner Recreation Center.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.